Praise for UEA School of Pharmacy Oct03
week, Bashir Khanbhai, Tory MEP for Norfolk and Suffolk, addressed
students and lecturers at the University of East Anglia's new School of
Pharmacy in Norwich. Last month, the UEA opened its doors to its first
intake of 72 undergraduates signed up to the new four-year master of
Khanbhai, a pharmacist with over thirty years experience in the healthcare
industry and now a Member of the European Parliament, welcomed the
decision by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to open the school of
pharmacy which is currently the only one in the six counties of Eastern
from the UEA, Mr Khanbhai said:
is the first time in thirty years that the Society has approved a new
school of pharmacy in the UK and I am delighted that Norwich has been
chosen for this honour.
East of England currently has the highest vacancy rate for pharmacists
across the United Kingdom and I hope this new degree course will help to
address the acute shortage.
pharmacy school is headed by a young and energetic team and I am sure that
alongside the medical school it will bring added distinction to the UEA,
which already has a very strong academic reputation in both science and
Mr Khanbhai spoke on a variety of issues, including his involvement in the current review of EU Pharmaceuticals Regulation, the future of the pharmaceutical industry after enlargement of the European Union and the pricing of cheap drugs for developing countries.